Dr. C. B. Sobhan teaches in the School of Nano Science and Technology and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. He is also a research collaborator and affiliate at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. At the School of Nano Science and Technology, NIT Calicut, he coordinates the activities at the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory.
Dr. Sobhan earned his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 1990 following his Master of Technology (1986) from the same institute, and Bachelor of Technology from Regional Engineering College Calicut (1984), which is presently National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He performed post-doctoral studies at Purdue University, Indiana, USA (1999-2000) and since then, is focusing on research in microscale and nanoscale heat transfer.
Dr. Sobhan was a visiting faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA, during 2003-2004, working in the area of microscale heat transfer. He has also held research positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
At the international level, Dr. Sobhan performs collaborative research with Professor G. P. Peterson, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology.